Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated much-awaited Kartarpur Corridor at Dera Baba Nanak on November 9, 2019.
Kartarpur Corridor Inauguration: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated Kartarpur Corridor and flagged off first batch of devotees to the Kartarpur Sahib on November 9, 2019. A batch of about 570 devotees from India visited Kartarpur Sahib for the first time after partition held in 1947. This batch was including former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh, Chief Minister of Punjab Captain Amarinder Singh, besides MPs, Ministers, MLAs and one representative from each state of the country.
Earlier, Prime Minister Modi visited Ber Sahib Gurudwara at Sultanpur Lodhi, Punjab. He said that he thanked Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan for opening the way to visit Kartarpur Sahib. He also expresses gratitude to the workers of India and Pakistan who took the construction of the corridor round the clock. PM Modi also released a coin of 550 rupees prepared in memory of Guru Nanak along with five postal stamps.
The distance between Dera Baba Nanak and Kartarpur Sahib is 6.3 kilometres and the length of Kartarpur Corridor is 4.7 Kilometers (2.9 miles). The Kartarpur Sahib Gurudwara is located in Shakargarh Tehsil of Pakistan while Dera Baba Nanak is located in Gurdaspur district of India.
Indian devotees used to watch the Kartarpur Sahib Gurdwara through the barbed fence on the border. But now devotees will be able to visit Kartarpur Gurudwara. The first batch will have more than 500 devotees from India.